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Friday, May 4, 2007

May 4th, 2007 Green News from around the World

UK could meet double its biofuel target if planned plants were at full capacity
- Farmers Guardian
The biofuels market has grown dramatically in recent years as a result of increasing awareness of global warming and its effects, combined with general concerns on security of energy supply.

Energy: The real alternative?
- Shetlandtoday
Neil Kermode , director of EMEC, discusses the potential of marine energy devices.

New breakthrough means cheaper solar power
Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence have developed a means of increasing the cell's light-trapping ability by up to 50 per cent.

African gas project puts methane to good use
Lake Kivu, energy for the future.

Asian rice emits greenhouse gas
Rice and methane, whats going on?

Plastic Solar Cell Efficiency Hits 6% in U.S. Lab
Plastic solar cells.

Quantum Dot Recipe May Lead To Cheaper Solar Panels
- ScienceDaily
Rice University scientists today revealed a breakthrough method for producing molecular specks of semiconductors called quantum dots, a discovery that could clear the way for better, cheaper solar energy panels.

Vietnam plant to generate power from waste dump's greenhouse gas
A new power plant in Vietnam will use methane gas from an urban waste dump to generate electricity while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, officials said Friday.

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